Tuesday, September 24, 2019

John H. Hinderaker: Exposing Junk Climate Science

This twelve-minute video by Tony Heller of Real Climate Science, released just yesterday, does a great job of exposing the deceptive use of data on which climate alarmism depends. 

Heller begins with the National Climate Assessment that recently went out to journalists and policymakers. It included a set of charts and graphs that superficially seemed to support the claim that we are experiencing alarming changes in the Earth’s climate, as summed up in this graphic. Click to enlarge:

One funny thing, though: One of these graphs begins in 1960, another in 1979, another in 1983, and so on. If you are trying to show the effects of “climate change” in a scientific way, shouldn’t you use the same starting point for all of the phenomena (arctic sea ice, wildfires, heat waves, etc.) you are attributing to “climate change”? Well, sure. Unless you are committing fraud. One of the things I learned in my many years of evaluating data for professional purposes was that what a line graph “proves” depends largely on where you choose to begin it.
Here is the video. You will find it eye-opening:

First published on the Powerline blog HERE.


Foxylox said...

Tony Heller, in his many videos on it, exposes the CC scam for what it is - a scam. CC alarmists have turned people, including children, into a mass hysterical mob who are just mouthing what they have been told by those in power. The underlying reasons are plain to see. It has turned into a religious cult where you believe the rhetoric or you are outcast. The whole affair is frightening as it has got people screaming to to have their freedom stripped from them. It's nothing to do with the climate but all to do with total world control.

Unknown said...

I find it interesting that the graph on the top right uses; blue for heating days, and red for cooling days.

People would automatically associate red with hot and blue with cold.

When you look closely, you find the blue line goes down! (Heating days) And the red line goes up, (cooling days).

On first view a person just sees the red going up. Conclusion, it's getting hotter!

Subtle but deceptive.